Work at EPIC-India

EPIC-India’s staff and researchers are passionate about driving change in India. Currently, we are hiring for several positions with varied expertise. Be part of our team! You can also send your resume to contactepicindia@uchicagotrust.org if you want to be part of the talent pool.

Research Associate

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work directly with leading practitioners in the energy and environment community, policy researchers affiliated with EPIC India and senior government officials involved in energy and environmental issues across India.

The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups to drive large-scale impact in energy and environment sector.

Location: New Delhi Start Date: May 1, 2024

Reports to: Senior Research Manager

About the Trust

The University of Chicago Trust (the Trust) is a charitable trust in India, established in 2008 by alumnus of The University of Chicago. The objectives of the UChicago Trust are to provide opportunities for grants to support educational programs, research programs and activities for the betterment of India.

About the Unit

India faces the dual challenge of rapidly improving living standards—through sustained economic growth and expanded access to reliable and affordable energy—while simultaneously reducing pollution for a cleaner and healthier environment. EPIC India researchers work hand-in-hand with government and industry partners to identify innovative ideas, pilot them on the ground, and rigorously measure outcomes.

Position Description

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work directly with leading practitioners in the energy and environment community, policy researchers affiliated with EPIC India and senior government officials involved in energy and environmental issues across India.

The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups to drive large-scale impact in energy and environment sector.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the implementation of projects in association with our partner organizations
  • Managing day-to-day research and implementation monitoring activities, from planning to implementation, and monitoring quality, interview stakeholders etc.
  • Regular travel to field to monitor and assess the progress in field work, including supervision of the field staff during surveys and quality checks (if needed)
  • Assist with data collection, cleaning, preliminary data analysis, and preparation of documents and presentations for dissemination
  • Support principal investigators, research manager and other EPIC India senior leaders in maintaining strong relationships with participating partner organizations, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Engage with relevant officials on different aspects of the project, and to facilitate data access and management between the involved parties
  • Develop and disseminate necessary project materials and collaterals targeting a wide range of actors such as policymakers and academic researchers
  • Any other related tasks on an as needed basis, including (but not limited to) desk/literature survey and support in preparation of meetings and presentations for developing new partnerships, as assigned by EPIC India’s senior leadership, or Research Manager.

Qualifications

Education

  • A master’s in Economics, Public Policy, Environment Policy or Science or another related field. If the candidate has a bachelor’s degree in the related field, at least two years of work experience is required.

 

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience working in a similar field.

 

Competencies

  • Strong demonstrated interest in the development sector
  • Good data management, cleaning, and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis software is preferred (Stata, R)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Demonstrated interest in energy and environment policy
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player
  • Strong communication, and presentation skills
  • Fluent in both English and Hindi

Working Conditions

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in India.

Location

Delhi, India

Possible travel to research field sites.

Application Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

Three References